Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 Movie

by Thomas on April 25, 2002 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we tossed up the announcement "Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 for PS2/Xbox/GameCube/PC". Now Tiscali Games posted a new (10 MB, DivX codec) in-game video featuring over 95 seconds of in-game racing footage. You find it here.

SuperPower Patch v1.1 Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 7:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher just informed us that they have just released a new Update patch (v1.1) for their recently released game "Superpower". The new patch fixes mainly AI fixes and stuff left unattended in their previous (v1.01) patch.. Read more to find a detailed list and links where to grab this 35mb beauty!

Jumpgate: Episode 2, Attack of the Conflux Announced

by Thomas on April 25, 2002 @ 6:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NetDevil Ltd., an independent developer of massive-multiplayer games, today announced plans for a new episode for Jumpgate, its ground-breaking massive-multiplayer space simulator. Jumpgate: Episode 2, Attack of the Conflux will implement player-owned space stations, new features, and expand the boundaries of the Jumpgate universe far beyond the current 126 explored sectors of the galaxy.

Babel Extends Its Editorial Reach With GameCube Website

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 6:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Games outsourcing specialist Babel has been appointed by Nintendo Europe as the main content provider for the NINTENDO GAMECUBE website.

'Druid King' Gets a Renamed To 'Celtic Kings'

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First, in association with French publisher Wanadoo and Sofia-based developer Haemimont Games, announced today that their new real-time strategy game (previously given the working title Druid King) has been given a new name - Celtic Kings. It will be the game’s official title for a worldwide release later this year.

Codemasters Reveals Its Triple-A Lineup For E3 2002

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 6:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters today announce a blockbuster lineup of powerful games that will be showcased at this year’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles. Showing at Booth #1168 in South Hall, Codemasters’ highlights include the ‘must be seen to be believed’ Dragon Empires (PC/online), and the unveiling of Colin McRae Rally 3 (PS2, Xbox).

'Winning Eleven 6' Kicks Off In Japan

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Winning Eleven 6, the hugely successful football game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, Inc hits Japanese stores today (Thursday, April 25th). The Tokyo-based team is now busy reworking the game for the European market, where it will be released through Konami of Europe as Pro Evolution Soccer 2 later this year.

'Tactical Ops' Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This patch is for Infogrames' "Tactical Ops : Assault on Terror" retail version ONLY (in stores since yesterday). It fixes some minor bugs that they discovered since it went gold. Read more for a detailed list and links where to grab it.

'World Wrestling Federation' Sells Items On Ebay

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wrestling fans can grab themselves a pair of tickets for the forthcoming sell-out World Wrestling Federation ‘Insurrextion’ event, featuring superstars such as The Undertaker, Trish Stratus and Stone Cold Steve Austin, by bidding on eBay.co.uk.

Infogrames Announces 'Rollercoaster Tycoon II'

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game that started the computer "Tycoon" craze is getting a sequel this Autumn in RollerCoaster Tycoon II from Infogrames and master game designer, Chris Sawyer. Numerous improvements to the original will be packed into this new game - with more types of roller coasters and rides being just the beginning.

Acclaim Re-Signs Dave Mirra For Another Exclusive 5 Years

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 4:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim to Expand Upon Successful Relationship with World-Renowned BMX Rider, Including Release of 'Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 3' Across All Next-Generation Systems

Radica Gets Licensing Agreement For 'Men in Black II'

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 4:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Radica Games Ltd. announced that it has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to produce Men In Black II branded video game accessories.

EA Announces Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 For PS2/Xbox/GameCube/PC

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Pull your vehicle over now!" EA plans to drive the highly anticipated Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 game for the PS2 to PC, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. All four titles will be published under the EA GAMES brand and will be available in late summer 2002.

Kingsfield IV - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An accursed idol responsible for the destruction of an ancient race has surfaced to wreak havoc once again among the kingdoms of man. You must return the idol to the Ancient City to break its curse, but monsters of unspeakable horror haunt the ruins. The smell of fear is in the air of the Ancient City – even the monsters themselves fear the evil that has returned.

Delta Force: Urban Warfare - Trailer

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 2:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. today announced the release of an explosive European trailer, for its forthcoming debut PlayStation® title Delta Force®: Urban Warfare™.

'All American: The 82nd Airborne In Normandy' - Gold Date Delayed

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games announced today that the Gold date for it's upcoming release, All American: The 82nd Airborne in Normandy, has been pushed back to late June. More information on All American can be obtained at the Shrapnel Games website.

'Europa Universalis II' Spawns Macintosh Version

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Entertainment has licensed the British developer Virtual ProgrammingLtd the right to convert the award-winning historical strategy game Europa Universalis II to Apple´s PowerMac. The game will be released for the christmas season.

'Xtreme Air Racing' (XAR) Is Coming - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UK based PC flight simulation computer games publisher, Just Flight today announced the forthcoming 7th June 2002 PC CD-Rom release of the extreme sport air racing game, Xtreme Air Racing™ (£24.99). The game is the brainchild of flight simulation developer, Victory Simulations. PC players will compete in a digital recreation of the world's fastest motor sport. The game is being tipped as the benchmark in hi-speed, extreme sport; no-holds-barred air racing.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The fan site Dark Planet: The Datastorm has posted up a new Q&A with David Wightman of Edgies as he talks about their recently released 3D sci-fi RTS game. PC.IGN has posted up a new interview with BioWare's Greg Zeschuk, Ray Muzyka and Trent Oster as they all talk about their upcoming 3D RPG Neverwinter Nights. GameSpot has posted up a new Q&A with Cryptic Studios' Jack Emmert as he talks about their upcoming massively multiplayer super hero RPG City of Heroes. Korean web site Gamezone21.com has posted up an English Q&A with various members of Remedy Entertainment as they talk about their work on last year's hit game Max Payne and other topics. HomeLAN chats with Alienware's David Estrada as he talks about the popular gaming PC company's first entry in laptops: The Area 51-M, which can contain regular Pentium IV processors all the way up to 2.4 Ghz. Unreal Center (Unreal Fan site) has posted a Q&A with Digital Extreme's Pancho Eekels talking about their upcoming FPS sequel Unreal Tournament 2003.

Go Go Beckham Adventure on Soccer Island (GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

England and Manchester United soccer star David Beckham has been transformed into a cartoon action figure and is set to star in his own brand new fun and exciting video game adventure, ‘Go Go Beckham: Adventure on Soccer Island’.

Xbox Presents 'The Vans King Of Street'

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The UK’s largest street skate and BMX course – Xbox presents the Vans King of Street – returns to Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena this May Bank Holiday weekend, playing host to the best riders from around the world.

Neverend - Facts & First Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Discovering the background of Agavaen, and determining her final personality is one of the main purposes of the game, which continuously appears as the principal plot is being resolved.

Voodoo Islands - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2002 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

“Voodoo Islands” is an exciting new game from the developer SPIRIT. Taking the role of a pirate captain, you set forth on the high seas, fighting against evil cannibals, hostile pirates and the omnipresent Conquistadors. Your aim is to control the Caribbean Sea – but these are not calm waters. This is a treacherous sea full of bloodthirsty enemy Pirates, dangerous Voodoo spells and mysterious magical artifacts.

Dance Dance Revolution KONAMIX Ships

by Thomas on April 25, 2002 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Leading videogame publisher Konami of America, Inc. announced today that the eagerly anticipated Dance Dance Revolution KONAMIX for Sony PlayStation has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The dancing craze that began in arcades continues as Dance Dance Revolution KONAMIX rocks America with over 50 songs, new play modes and a special workout mode.

Infogrames To Release 'The Matrix' Games

by Thomas on April 25, 2002 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced that it has signed a Purchase Agreement to acquire Shiny Entertainment, Inc. from Interplay Entertainment Corp. Through this acquisition, Infogrames will have exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish interactive games based on sequels to the highly acclaimed, Academy Award-winning action thriller, “THE MATRIX.” The games will be based on the upcoming sequels, “THE MATRIX RELOADED” and “THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS” from Warner Bros. Pictures. The transaction is expected to close within one week, following satisfaction of various closing conditions, which include the execution of other ancillary agreements with various third parties.